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Founding Partner


Jeff Christian, Co-Founder/Partner 

Jeff serves as the Chief Risk Officer and Head of Trading for Avalon Global Asset Management, an asset management firm located in San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining Avalon, he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for the equity derivatives sales business in the Western Region. Jeff has also served as a Managing Director and Head of West Coast Equity and Equity Derivative Sales at Credit Suisse Securities and Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, in charge of the Western Region in the equity derivative sales group. Jeff began his career in 1997 as a market maker on the Chicago Board Options Exchange with Knight Trading before he was promoted and transferred to Knight Corporate headquarters in Jersey City to serve on Knight’s newly launched Institutional Derivatives Sales and trading group and ultimately transferred to the Pacific Coast Options Exchange where he served as a specialist and risk manager. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of Colorado.



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